NATO Tiger Meet 2017

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NATO Tiger Meets are annual two week air exercise organized by the NATO Tiger Association and hosted in different air bases in Europe. This gathering offers an excellent opportunity for the members of the association to meet up and participate in various training exercises and social activities. On top of closed door events, there were also spotters days organized by the hosting squadron to engage the public. NATO Tiger Meet 2017 is hosted by the Flottille 11F of the French Navy at it’s base at BAN Landivisiau this year.

The key feature of the any Tiger Meet is the painting of tiger themed livery on an aircraft from each participating squadron. For NATO Tiger Meet 2017, the host nation fully demonstrated their creativity in amazing paint jobs on three Rafales, the E-2C Hawkeye, Tigre and Gazelle helicopters! As would be expected, the Rafale M from the host squadron, 11F was awarded the “Best Painted Tiger Aircraft” winner with its amazing White Tiger Livery.

BAN Landivisiau is located east of Brest in Brittany, about 600km from Paris. We attended the second of the two scheduled spotters days and was treated with some of the best in European air power from the participants namely, Rafale M from 11F, Rafale C/B from French Air Force, F/A-18C/D Hornets from Swiss Air Force, Saab 105s from Austria, F-16A/B MLUs from the Dutch and Belgium Air Forces, JAS-39C/D Gripens from Czechoslovakia, EF2000 Typhoons from Italian Air Force and a mix of various helicopters and support aircraft.

Following are pictures from the second spotters day event of every single aircraft that took off on that day. For more information on the Squadrons involved, please check out the official NTM2017 site. Do check out our NTM2017 Gallery for more images.

 

Flottille 11F host of NATO Tiger Meet 2017.1. Flottille 11F host of NATO Tiger Meet 2017.

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (11)2. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (11)

 

BAN Landivisiau Rafale M Flight Line 3. BAN Landivisiau Rafale M Flight Line

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (8)4. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (8)

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale Ms (46) and (10)5. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale Ms (46) and (10)

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale Ms (45) and (43)
6. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale Ms (45) and (43)

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (32)7. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (32)

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (38)8. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (38)

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (36) in White Tiger Livery9. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (36) in White Tiger Livery

 

French Navy E-2C Hawkeye in Tiger Livery (2)10. French Navy E-2C Hawkeye in Tiger Livery (2)

 

French Navy E-2C Hawkeye in Tiger Livery (2)11. French Navy E-2C Hawkeye in Tiger Livery (2)

 

French Navy Falcon 10 MER (32)12. French Navy Falcon 10 MER (32)

 

Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-94)13. Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-94)

 

Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-69)14. Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-69)

 

Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-107)15. Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-107)

 

Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-106)16. Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (FA-106)

 

Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon (FB-15)17. Belgium Air Force 31 Squadron F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon (FB-15)

 

French Air Force Rafale B in Tiger Livery (30-HW)18. French Air Force Rafale B in Tiger Livery (30-HW)

 

French Air Force Rafale B (30-IB)19. French Air Force Rafale B (30-IB)

 

French Air Force Rafale B (30-HM)20. French Air Force Rafale B (30-HM)

 

Austrian Air Force 1 Jet Trainer Squadron Saab 105Ö (RE-25)21. Austrian Air Force 1 Jet Trainer Squadron Saab 105Ö (RE-25)

 

Austrian Air Force 1 Jet Trainer Squadron Saab 105Ö (I) and (E)22. Austrian Air Force 1 Jet Trainer Squadron Saab 105Ö (I) and (E)

 

Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-21)23. Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-21)

 

Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-32)24. Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-32)

 

Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-25)25. Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-25)

 

Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-40)26. Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoon (36-40)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-001)27. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-001)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-136)28. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-136)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-008)29. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-008)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-016)30. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-016)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-643)31. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-643)

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-015)32. Royal Netherlands Air Force 313 Squadron F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon (J-015)

 

French Air Force Rafale C in Tiger Livery (30-GV)33. French Air Force Rafale C in Tiger Livery (30-GV)

 

French Air Force Rafale C (30-GX)34. French Air Force Rafale C (30-GX)

 

French Air Force Rafale C (30-GY)35. French Air Force Rafale C (30-GY)

 

French Air Force Rafale C (30-GF)36. French Air Force Rafale C (30-GF)

 

Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5011) in Tiger Livery37. Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5011) in Tiger Livery

 

Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5021)38. Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5021)

 

Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5014)39. Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5014)

 

Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5020)40. Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5020)

 

Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5012)41. Swiss Air Force Fliegerstaffel 11 F/A-18C Hornet (J-5012)

 

Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39D Gripen (9820)42. Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39D Gripen (9820)

 

Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9236)43. Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9236)

 

Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9231)44. Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9231)

 

Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9238)45. Czech Air Force 211 Taktcká Letka JAS-39C Gripen (9238)

 

Royal Air Force 230 Squadron Puma HC Mk246. Royal Air Force 230 Squadron Puma HC Mk2

 

Royal Navy 849 Naval Air Squadron Sea King ASaC Mk747. Royal Navy 849 Naval Air Squadron Sea King ASaC Mk7

 

Italiian Air Force 21° Gruppo AB-212ICO 48. Italiian Air Force 21° Gruppo AB-212ICO

 

French Army Air Force Escadrille d'Hélicoptères de Reconnaissance et d'Attaque n°3  SA-342 M Gazelle “The Night’s Watch”49. French Army Air Force Escadrille d’Hélicoptères de Reconnaissance et d’Attaque n°3  SA-342 M Gazelle “The Night’s Watch”

 

French Army Air Force 5e régiment d'hélicoptères de combat EC665 Tigre HAP50. French Army Air Force 5e régiment d’hélicoptères de combat EC665 Tigre HAP

 

Royal Navy 814 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM. MK251. Royal Navy 814 Naval Air Squadron Merlin HM. MK2

 

Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoons breaking formation returning to base.52. Italian Air Force XII Gruppo  EF-2000 Typhoons breaking formation returning to base.

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (43) winding down at the end of the day.53. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M (43) winding down at the end of the day.

 

French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M White Tiger Livery on the ramp as the day ends.54. French Navy Flottille 11F Rafale M White Tiger Livery on the ramp as the day ends.

 

NATO Tiger Meet 2017 Gallery

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